This past year has been a prosperous year for the City of Waveland, and the future outlook looks even brighter. Residential structures are springing up throughout the city. Waveland currently has 27 active building permits for residential homes and has issued approximately 45 residential or commercial building permits during 2017.
As 2017 comes to a close, we welcome the new year with projects beginning to break ground, such as the much anticipated Lighthouse/Bathroom facility, which will be substantially completed during the fall 2018. This project is a true partnership between the Hancock County Board of Supervisors and the City of Waveland.
The financial aspects of this project are that the lowest and most responsive bid was $1,900,000. The Hancock Supervisors pitched in more than $800,000 from GOMESA funds and the remainder is being paid through Tidelands Funds, meaning zero dollars to the taxpayer. I give a huge THANK YOU to the Hancock County Board of Supervisors.
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The Nicholson Avenue overlay and bike path project is in the design/survey phase. This project will create a bike path alongside Nicholson Avenue from Highway 90 to the CSX railroad.
The sidewalk project is funded through the Mississippi Department of Transportation, and several departments of the agency have to approve each step. However, we are almost over that hurdle.
A city-wide sewer repair project will begin as soon as the few remaining right-of-entries are signed. Please be patient in the areas that are to be replaced. The areas that will be most affected with the construction will be Meadow Lane, Herlihy Street and a portion of Gladstone.
Edward H. Wikoff Architects PC have completed the overview of the Coleman Avenue plan, which consists of an elevated boardwalk containing businesses on the boardwalk to overcome the challenges with the drastic flood elevations imposed by FEMA.
Once the architectural drawings are complete, Waveland will have those for review, and hopefully find support from the community and a funding source for this project.
In closing, I hope you and your family had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year!
-Mayor Mike Smith